What music do you listen to while working on your vintage machines?

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What music do you listen to while working on your vintage machines?

Post by Irinikus » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:48 am

I personally like to listen to uplifting trance while working on my machines, how about you?
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Post by commodorejohn » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:20 am

My taste in music swings pretty vintage itself. I enjoy a lot of classic rock from the '60s-'70s, but I'm particularly big into classic progressive rock - classic Yes, classic Genesis, Pink Floyd, ELP, Jethro Tull, Focus, and so on - plus a fair bit of classical music as well. And occasionally a dip back into medieval/Renaissance/Baroque dance music (I listened to my dad's cassette of selections from Terpsichore a lot as a child...)

Of course, there's also the music that I play on my vintage machines - love me some Amiga demoscene compositions, DOS OPL2/3 game soundtracks, etc.
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Re: What music do you listen to while working on your vintage machines?

Post by Trippynet » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:32 pm

Depends a lot to the mood I'm in. Could be something more sombre such as The National, Poets of the Fall, Travis, or some ska such as Random Hand, Sublime, Less than Jake. Or maybe just good old Chilli Peppers, Dire Straits or something like that. Not really into trance or anything like that, but all sorts of rock/ska suit me fine!

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Post by computron » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:42 pm

Pantera....

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Post by Irinikus » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:44 pm

computron wrote:
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Pantera....

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Post by Raion-Fox » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:10 pm

Retrowave, Synthwave, Chillwave, Vaporwave, Japanese anime music and 90s ska and punk
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Re: What music do you listen to while working on your vintage machines?

Post by Irinikus » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:21 am

commodorejohn wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:20 am
My taste in music swings pretty vintage itself. I enjoy a lot of classic rock from the '60s-'70s, but I'm particularly big into classic progressive rock - classic Yes, classic Genesis, Pink Floyd, ELP, Jethro Tull, Focus, and so on - plus a fair bit of classical music as well. And occasionally a dip back into medieval/Renaissance/Baroque dance music (I listened to my dad's cassette of selections from Terpsichore a lot as a child...)

Of course, there's also the music that I play on my vintage machines - love me some Amiga demoscene compositions, DOS OPL2/3 game soundtracks, etc.
I would say that the majority of the music that I listen to falls into the same category as yours (I'm a Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Beatles man myself), but when I'm in my study working on my machines, uplifting trance is almost constantly being streamed.
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Re: What music do you listen to while working on your vintage machines?

Post by commodorejohn » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:39 am

Admittedly, when I really want to concentrate on work, I find myself listening to things that don't have any lyrics to distract the wordy part of my brain - so, Jean Michel Jarre, film soundtracks, extended instrumental jam type numbers, etc.
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